Simple Laundry Detergent

Making your own laundry detergent is simple, inexpensive, and more natural than commercial soaps.

All you need is:

a box of borax (approx $4)

a box washing soda (approx $4)

a bar of ivory soap (approx $1)

and a cheese grater

Shred 1 cup (about a half a bar) of ivory soap.

Mix with 2 cups borax, 2 cups washing soda.

Use 1 tablespoon in each wash.

1 batch will last for 64 loads of laundry and the boxes of borax and soda will make 4 batches of soap for a total of 256 loads of laundry for only $9.

Hope you enjoy saving some money and living a little more simply!

Thanks for reading,

Cindy Dorfsmith

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2 comments

  1. Is is never wise to mix cleaning agents, particularly with chlorine bleach involved. The chemical reaction between these two cleaners can release harmful gases, most notably chlorine gas.

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